YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS AT THE KENWOOD ACADEMY AUDITORIUM
5015 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
All performances are held in the auditorium. The 50-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 RICA OBSESION
This concert brings you sounds and rhythms from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Cuba. The versatile musicians will perform Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and other Latin styles. They will also explain the different instruments and rhythms with details of where they originated. A lively and very informative presentation you and your students will absolutely love. You won’t want to miss it!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR
Back by popular demand, this choir engages the audience with their beautiful sounds and creative choreography. These young inspiring high school singers will present a program of many genres — classical, gospel, jazz, and some of today’s tunes too.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 KAIA STRING QUARTET
KAIA is a Chicago-based string quartet that specializes in exploring and sharing the rich and diverse body of music from Latin America. They will present “A Trip Around the World” focused on exploring different music. The wide variety of style and function will be discussed as well as instrumentation, composers and folk traditions. There will be a world map and board to display images of flags, composers and cultural scenes. New to the series!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 JAMAICAN ENSEMBLE
Get ready for your students to be captivated by the sounds of the island’s traditional music from the opening chant. The voice, percussion, saxophone and bass ensemble will give you a taste of the Caribbean with exciting and unique sounds that will have your students dancing and singing in their seats.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 JAZZ AT THE WOOD
Kenwood Academy’s Concert Jazz Band will perform standard and original compositions, a creative blend that makes the Concert Band a must-see performance. The vibrant jazz players are dedicated to this timeless music and add just the right amount of spark to call it their own. Don’t miss.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 ENSEMBLE ESPAÑOL
Join Ensemble Español as they present fiery Flamenco dances and music from Andalucía, the southern part of Spain! The Ensemble’s mission is the preservation, presentation and promotion of the classical, folkloric, Flamenco and contemporary traditions of Spain. Come share their passion.
Tuesday May 22, 2018 KAISO STEEL ORCHESTRA / CYSO
Come dance along with the students of CYSO’s Kaiso Steel Orchestra as they present an energetic performance that is both exciting and educational. This performance consists of music ranging from Trinidad’s traditional calypso and soca music, to classical music, pop music, and beyond! Throughout the performance the audience will gain knowledge of the history and origin of the instrument, as well as an understanding of each instrument that makes up the steelpan family and the role each plays in the ensemble. New to the series!